So Cal youth clubs ranked third in U.S.

Soccer America's annual survey of youth clubs is out, and some local clubs fared well. Orange County's So Cal Blues was ranked third among American girls clubs, and Pasadena's LAFC Cosmos is No. 3 among boys clubs.

In all, six Southern California girls clubs -- four in Orange County -- and three boys clubs made it into SA's top 30. Full lists can be found here for girls and boys, and the top clubs will be featured in SA's “The Best of American Soccer 2010” issue the will come out at the end of the month.

Dallas Texans and Eclipse Select, from Libertyville, Ill., were ranked 1-2 for girls, and Baltimore Bays and North Carolina's CASL were 1-2 for boys..


3. So Cal Blues (San Juan Capistrano)

8. Arsenal FC (Alta Loma)

10. San Diego Surf (San Diego)

17. Slammers FC (Newport Beach)

25. Laguna Hills Eclipse (Laguna Hills)

27. West Coast FC (Laguna Hills)


3. LAFC Cosmos (Pasadena)

14. Real So Cal (Agoura Hills/Woodland Hills)

27. West Coast FC (Laguna Hills)